DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association
(NCBWA) released its list of 2005-06 officers today, as approved during
the organization’s annual meeting in Philadelphia earlier this week. These
officers begin their duties immediately and will serve in these roles through
the 2006 College World Series.
Todd Lamb, Assistant Sports Information Director at Ohio State
University, will serve as the organization’s president during the upcoming
year. Lamb has served as an officer in the NCBWA for the past three years,
has promoted Ohio State Baseball since 2002 and previously worked at Clemson
and Rice. This past year, Lamb coordinated the inaugural NCBWA Stopper of
the Year Award.
Dave Fanucci, Director of Communications for USA Baseball and
a two-year officer in the NCBWA, has been promoted to first vice-president
and is slated to serve as Lamb’s successor. Mex Carey, Assistant
SID at St. John’s has been elevated to second vice-president and Shamus
McKnight, previously an NCBWA board member, has been named as Third
A trio of new positions were officially added to the list of officers
in Philadelphia, including the naming of the first-ever NCBWA coordinators
for Division II and Division III. A pair of longtime NCBWA contributors
will now officially take over these titles, with Bob McComas of Slippery
Rock being named Division II coordinator, while Steve Marovich of
Carthage will serve as D-III coordinator. The gentlemen will coordinate
weekly honors, postseason awards and other publicity efforts for these divisions.
The other newly-appointed position will be the assistant executive director,
a spot that will be filled by outgoing president Mike Montoro of
Southern Miss, who will continue to assist the organization with a number
of projects, including the annual NCBWA directory and the Division I players
of the week.
Veteran secretary/treasurer and past president Russell Anderson
of Conference USA has been promoted to associate executive director, where
he will continue his roles in membership and finance for the organization.
In addition, he will continue to work with NCBWA Executive Director Bo Carter
on organizational issues such as corporate sponsorships and the continuing
relationship with the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and the Dick Howser
Two new appointments were made to the board of directors, where Joe
Dier of Mississippi State and Chuck Dunlap of the Southeastern
Conference join Barry Allen of Alabama and Kyle McRae of Stanford
in supporting the NCBWA’s efforts.
Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college
baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of
the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates
and official votes in the Howser Award Player of the Year, Regional Player
of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors preseason
All-American awards, publication and writing contests. Additionally, the
organization has a website at www.ncbwa.com. For membership, send annual
dues ($15), along with mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail address information
to Russell Anderson, NCBWA Associate Executive Director, c/o Conference
USA, 5201 No. O’Connor Blvd., Suite 300, Irving, TX 75309.